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A.   Goals and Objectives_    (Continued)

increase number^  quality,  and geographic spread of adoptions of
exemplary efforts; and

provide technical   assistance*
o     Through the Education Televi si on and Technology program, to

continue to make available high-quality educational  television pro-
gramming,  particularly for children;

assist States and localities in making good use of new instructional
technologies,  notably microcomputers;

complete    development off and make    availabl e through    distribution
arrangements with   publishers9   high-quality   prototype   software   in

reading., writing,    and   mathematics    for    upper   elementary    school

students; and

demonstrate in local   school   settings the effective use of technology
to improve teaching  and learning  in   reading^  writing*  science^  and
mathematics in elementary and secondary schools,

o     Through the Law-Related Educati on program9 to

assist elementary and secondary schools  in making educational   activ-
ities about the legal system a permanent part of the curriculum; and

provide high-quality instructional   resources to be used in secondary
school   law-related education classes*

B*     .Progress and Accprnpl ishments

In FY 19849 the Secretary's Discretionary Program funds were frozen by the
U.S. District Court in United States v. Board of Education of the City of
Chicago. Some of the funds were released ($1.04 mill ion) late in FY 1984
and were used to fund some National Diffusion Network projects and some
Teacher Incentive Planning grants* The Discretionary Program's FY 1985
funds have been used to support the remainder of the 1984 projects. At
such time as the District Court releases the frozen FY 1984 funds, account-
ing adjustments will be made so that the 1985 awards can be made.

In FY 1984, the progress and accomplishments of each of the program's com-
ponents were:

Secretary*s Special  Initiatives:

o     Fifty-one geographically dispersed applicants were selected to re-
ceive planning grants for developing a variety of teacher incentive
structures to  be   implemented  in  their   local   school   districts   and
to serve  as  models   for  others throughout the  Nation.    The   grants
totaled approximately $1 million*ograms cited by House or Senate Committee reports in